Magic: Legends is due for launch later this 12 months, and ahead of its official launch date, Perfect World will run an open beta of its deckbuilding RPG game. The open beta on PC will start March 23, and it will be an opportunity for everybody to get an early crack at wielding highly effective Magic: The Gathering spells in actual time.

We had an opportunity to go hands-on with Magic: Legends at PAX East final 12 months, and we got here away impressed with how nicely the free-to-play MMO manages to fuse the very rules-based card mechanics of Magic: The Gathering with the quick tempo of an motion RPG recreation like Diablo or Path of Exile. The skills you utilize in fight are drawn from a deck right into a hand, and every time you play a spell it’s changed with one other, pulled from the deck you’ve assembled your self. Every spell you see within the recreation is a card you possibly can accumulate and add to your deck, and someway this all manages to work collectively marvelously nicely.

“Over the last year, the development team has been working non-stop to bring this legendary card game to life,” mentioned Magic: Legends govt producer Stephen Ricossa. “We want to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in our Closed Alpha tests for providing the feedback we needed to help evolve Magic: Legends into what it is today.”

Cryptic Studios has produced a brand new video that explains how deckbuilding in Magic: Legends works, which you’ll view proper right here:

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The developer additional explains that when Magic: Legends launches, it will characteristic 175 spells, 50 artifacts, 165 items of gear, together with 4 planes and 5 separate areas.

Head over to Arc Games to seek out out extra about it – that’s the place you’ll discover the Arc consumer you’ll use to obtain and play Magic: Legends when the open beta begins. The full recreation is due out later in 2021.